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' emulated and hie mentor}' will be reverenced for
""Tell my friends to be' brave and fearless and
: fvai to the preat common people."
-l 7*. those dying words of William Goebel be
r' cut in granite and engraved on the pages or
Kentucky history. Let them stand as a beacon
lUrht bursting through the clouds of malignity.
'lander and falsehood, intended to develop, ob
scure and destroy him. He .; died '■■ a martyr to
those moving in the humbler walks of life, from
which 'he sprang Had he lived he would have
been -to Kentucky what George Washington
was to America, what Diaz is to Mexico. But
he died- he was foully, cowardly, infamously
shot, and his death will be to those he sought
to serve what "the blowing up of Maine was
to Cuba." • ,_"*"w.
No labored panegyric can strengthen his
memory in the bleeding hearts of every true
Kentuc'kiar.. no vocabulary can bestow a eu
logy satisfying to the writer, who, with thou
~: sands, had been drawn to him by his noble,
patriotic purposes and his ability to lead, to
execute and to command. His devotion to the
common people was remarkable, yet they had
only fairly begun to know him, so retiring and
modest van his disposition.
To be cruelly shot down by a craven coward
In the- zenith of his manhood. just as he had
reached the goal of his ambition, is indeed de
plorable and calamitlous to those he would serve
so - well, and the fact? and circumstances sur
rounding hi« assassination will cling to Repub
licanism in Kentucky like the poison of Nessus,
until they consume its flesh and rot its very
Thousands of copies of the paper containing
the foregoing editorial are being scattered wide
spread over the State, obviously for the purpose
of firing the Democratic heart.
(JOY. TAYLOR WILLING TO ARBITRATE.
HE WOULD SUBMIT HIS CASE TO ANY
THREE FAIH^iINDED MEN.
' Frankfort, Ky., Feb. s.— Governor Taylor to
night made a distinct and positive offer to sub
mit the merits of his claim to the Gubernatorial
chair of Kentucky to any three fair-minded
men hi the world, these three men to be se
lected by the United States Supreme Court.
He will allow them to arbitrate the case, and
will abide by their decision. This announce
ment he made to a correspondent of The Asso
ciated Press at 6 o'clock to-night, in his office
a: the Executive Building. The declaration
made by Governor Taylor regarding arbitration
was at once telegraphed to Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Marshal! and David W. Falrleigh, Repub
lican members of the political conference held
to-night at Louisville. V -V
"I will leave the settlement of this contro
versy to any three fair minded men on earth,"
Bald Governor Taylor in his Interview. "Let
three men in whom the people have confidence
be selected by the United States Supreme Court,
and I will with all confidence submit the case to
their arbitration, and will cheerfully abide by
their decision in the matter. I was elected Gov
ernor of the State of Kentucky, not by a ma
jority of twenty-two hundred, but by a majority
of forty thousand, and on that decision of the
people I propose t3 stand." \ ."
"No acts of the Legislature in regard to my
case have been legal, because no meeting: of the
Legislature has been held according to law.
The constitution provides that the Legislature !
shall consist of two bodies, the Senate and the :
lower house, and shall sit at the seat of gov
ernment. That seat of government is in Frank
fort unless the Governor convenes the Legis
lature at some other point. I have convened the
Legislature at London, where it will continue to
tit for the present at least, . and no action by
the Democratic members of the Legislature can,
therefore, have any legal standing. ''"-
NO FORMAL NOTICE FROM LEGISLATURE.
"Another thing. I have never had formal
notice that I had been. deposed by act of the
Legislature, When such notice of the act of the
Democratic members of the Legislature is given
§^ie, I will either ignore it or veto it.
•5 "The case of the Election Board is different
from that of the Legislature." continued Gov
ernor Taylor. "The law specifically provides a
room for them in the State Building, where they
, shall hold their sessions." Of course, I was de
clared elected by the former Board, so s that the
present Board has nothing to do with my case.
The courts enjoined the men appointed by me
to fill the vacancies caused by the resignations
Of Commissioners Pryor and Ellis from taking
their seats on the Board, and It Is useless to sub
mit arguments to the present Board, when at
l«-"ast two members of that Board have already
committed themselves In regard to the contests
efore them. It is simply a farce to bring the
cases of the other State officers before the
Board." '
The rule that no civilians should be allowed
to enter the Capitol building, which has pre
vailed since the Legislature was compelled to
'leave it one week ago, was relaxed this after
noon in favor of the State Board of Election
Commissioners. They were permitted to enter
their office In the Capitol for the purpose of at
; tending to some routine work relative to the
contests made by the Democratic candidates for
'.he minor places on the State ticket. They were
kept waiting for an hour at the south gate of
t le Ccpitol grounds before they were admitted,
, -owever.
The Commissioners went to their office in the
: building and remained only for a few minutes.
•After reaching the Capitol Hotel they adjourned
I until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning. No action
' »as taken in any of the contests to-day.
RUMORS ABOUT LEGISLATURE.
Bg^Early in the morning it was positively as
" nerted by the Democrats and confirmed by a
tfew Republicans the session In
rly in the morning it was positively as
d by the Democrats and confirmed by a
Republicans that the legislative session in
LiOnfion was about to be called off. The Demo
crats claimed to have had the highest possible
ranees that Governor Taylor would take
such action, and that the next session of the
Legislature would be held in Frankfort in the
Capitol building to-morrow. Governor Taylor
late in the morning, however, altered the situa
tion entirely by declaring that no order had
been Issued revoking the meeting at London,
and that it would proceed as originally intended
by him. He denied in the most emphatic manner
that there had been any intention on the part
of the Republican party to abandon the London
session. •
This was a bombshell to many of the Demo
cratic members of the Legislature, who, act-
Ing on the advice of their attorneys, had left
Who would think there was in
sanity behind a drop of water? But
there is. It was a favorite torture
in the old days to fasten the victim
where water should slowly drip on
his forehead. In a little while he
■was a howling maniac.
Women do not, as a rule, realize
how the steady drains which some
times afflict them must at last re-act
on the mind. Sometimes, it is only
fretful ness, irritability or peevish
ness. At other times the condition passes beyond
unreasonableness to nation lity.
With the relief of the body from disease, Dr.
Pierce : Favorite Prescription gives also a cheer
ful mind and contented spirit. When the drains
and pains are stopped the mind soars up like a
balloon from which dead weight has been cast out.
Mothers who never knew a happy moment when
the birth hour confronted them, and younger
women doomed each month to a period of mental
depression as well as physical suffering, have
fo md a perfect cure by the use of " Favorite Pre
scription." It contains no alcohol, neither opium,
cocaine or other form of narcotic.
"I suffered with female weakness about right years— tried
several doctors but derived no benefit until I fx-ijan using
Dr. Pierce* Favorite Prescription." write* Mrs. John Green,
of Danville. Boyle Co Ky "This medicine was recom
mended to me by other patients. I have taken six bottles
end 1 feel like another person."
"I took vow medicine sir month* and
fee! now like a new person,'' writes Mi*«
Anrle Stephens, of Belleville, Wood Co.,
\p. v'a. ' " Have no headache, no back
ache, no pain anywhere. I took seven
bottles of Dr. Pierce* Favorite Prescrip
tion, and seven bottles of hi* 'Golden
Medical Xtfscovery.'- I think there: it no
medicine like Dr. Pierce*. l can't speak
highly enough of your medicine for ft has
done me wo much good. I don't feel tired
a, I used to. cor tick. I feel well and
think there U no medicine cqn&l to Dr.
Pierce"* Favorite Prescription."
Dr. Pierce s Plea*aat Pellet* are
graduated to the . 'sensitive ' system
of women.
the city on Saturday night and Sunday morn
ing In order to be away from the capital In
case it was decided by Governor Taylor to con
vey them to London fr,r the purpose of helping
out a quorum. They had left the city rs di
rected, and early this morning a large number
of them were told to return, as everything had
been settled and an agreement reached Which
would allow the Legislature to occupy the
( hambers in tho Capitol Building.
They cßn.e In from all direction?, and by noon
fully thirty of them had arrived. They knew
nothing of th? situatton except what had been
contained in messages received by them, and
those were found to be misleading, when they
were confronted on their arrival in Frankfort by
the statement of Governor Taylor. They im
niediatoly began preparations to leave the city,
and at nightfall democratic members were as
s. arc c as they were in the morning before the
first txain arriv.- 1
I.ate In the evening word came that an adjust
ment favorable to the Democrats might be made
at the- Lousvllle conference, which was expect
ed, however, to last through the greater part
of the night. By this time the Democratic mem
bers were pinning their faith once more to legal
advice, and wore beyond the reach of reassuring
telegrams.
REPUBLICANS GATHERING IN LONDON.
A SECRET CAUCUS HELD BY MEMBERS OF
THE LEGISLATURE.
London. Ky., Feb. 5 (Special).— The Republi
can members of the Legislature will soon get
down to business in response to the Governor's
proclamation that they were to meet here. They
continued to come into town to-day, until to
night there were thirty-five of them here, and
they met in caucus in the Court House at 7
o'clock. The session was secret.
The members decided it would be unwise to
assume that the Democratic officers of the
House and Senate would not come here to attend
the meeting, and they therefore decided to re
frain from selecting officers pro tern, except in
the case of the President of the Senate.
It is known that the Lieutenant-Governor,
John Marshall, will not be here, and therefore
the Senators held a caucus separately and se
lected Senator R- M. Jolly as president pro tern.
Senator Jolly's son. Edwin, was selected as a
I-age. They appointed Senators Jolly, Dye and
Huntsman, and the House caucus appointed
Representatives Reed, Jarnagan, Bethuram and
Heswell, a committee to draft suitable resolu
tions on the death of Senator Goebel, and it
was decided to adjourn to-morrow until Thurs
day out of respect to the memory of the dead
Senator.
Governor Taylor ordered the Barboursvllle
company of militia to come here to-day to see
that the peace is kept. They came in their citi
zens' clothes. There were ninety of them. They
appeared ragged and forlorn, but this afternoon
they came out in their new uniforms, which had
bten shipped io them from the capital, and
they gave a drill for an hour on the seminary
campus.
Senator Jolly, who is close to Governor Taylor,
said that the bringing of the guards here is only
a precautionary measure; that the people are
so worked up that he does not know what might
happen, and in order to be on the safe side he
sent troops here. Circuit Judge Brown opened
his court here to-day with a speech, in which
he took the Bensatlonal newspapers to task for
misrepresenting the town and people of London
He declared that the people of this city are the
most law abiding of any in the State. A local
minister then offered prayer, in which he asked
for the Divine blessing on those who had come
here to make laws, and prayed that tho troubles
through which Kentucky is now passing would
soon end in peace.
The Republican leaders have abandoned the
idea of arresting the absent legislators and
bringing them here by force. They have de
cided to meet and adjourn from day to day,
In the hope that the Democrats will come here
and join with them in a great deal of legisla
tion that is badly needed for the welfare of the
whole people.
If the Dftnocrats do not come the Republi
cans will continue to meet and adjourn until
the session expires. While the Republican
members of the Legislature are as much de
termined as ever that they will hold on to the
offices to which they have been elected, there
is a feeling that the troubles which have racked
the State from one end to the other are about
over, and that within a week or ten days the
Democrats will see how futile are their efforts
to thwart the will of the people and will give
up the fight.
TAYLOR'S POSITION DEFINED.
STATEMENT MADE ON HIS AUTHORITY AND
WITH HIS APPROVAL.
Frankfort. Ky., Feb. s.— The following state
ment In regard to the position taken by the Re
publicans in the present controversy over the
Governorship of Kentucky was made to-day by
one In authority in the Republican party. The
statement was made with the full knowledge
and personal approval of Governor Taylor, who
heard every word, and the interview may be re
garded, therefore, as official:
The Legislature was convened at London un
der plain constitutional provisions. It cannot
legally act anywhere else, and all attempted
acts done by any rump Legislature anywhere
else are void.
The matter must be amicably settled, or there
is no surrender. The Republican majority is be
yond question. The Constitution provides ' that
the one receiving the greatest number of votes
shall be Governor, and by that declaration we
propose to stand. To the Republicans was" de
nied a trial, was denied a hearing. They were
deprived of their rights at the ballot box, and
also at every election tribunal in the State. Not
withstanding all that, they won.
And every honest man in Kentucky knows
this to be true. Liberties of the people must
be upheld, under the law, if possible, but the
liberties of the people must be upheld. No
partisan court has the right to tie the hands of
the Chief Executive of the State, and any at
tempt to do so will be disregarded. The lives
and liberties of the people are in part intrusted
to the Chief Executive. It is as much his sworn
duty to protect these liberties against fraud
ulent judgments, written to overthrow the will
of the people, as it is to protect them from the
invasion of a foreign foe.
Some criticism has been made against us be
cause the Legislature was not. allowed to as
semble. It was certainly incumbent upon the
authorities that no such assemblage of men
should be allowed, out of which might grow
further riot and strife. When the Legislature
was adjourned the whole city was convulsed
and in a frenzy. Both sides were ready for
desperate acts. Threats were heard everywhere.
The Contest Committee denied the counsel right
to argue, and everything was in chaos and ex
citement. No one who was not present and on
the ground can comprehend the great danger
to life and property if the Legislature had met
amid this excitement and attempted to carry
Into effect the partisan decision of the commit
tee. It would doubtless in such moments of
passion have acted as hastily and as vindictively
as has the committee.
Mr. Goebel'6 partisans would at once have set
up the claim and Ut!e to the Governor's office.
Anarchy and confusion would have reigned
among the militia. Divided and torn by strife
an inevitable conflict would have ensued This
would have convened the city into a veritable
mob. But the Legislature was adjourned to
February 6. This gave an opportunity for
the storm to pass and paeslons to cool No set
of men were fit to sit in judgment upon the very
questions that had brought about the fearful
condition at the time that the Legislature was
demanding the right to act. What was the
plain duty of the Governor? Could it have been
anything else than in some heroic way to pre
vent further bloodshed and ruin? This was done
by giving time for the sober second thoughts of
the people to assert themselves.
BELMONT CONTRADICTS WATTERSON.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. s.— The following tele
gram was received by Milton W. Smith, presi
dent of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad:
New- York, February B.
To M. W. Smith, president Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad, Louisville, Ky.
My attention is called to an editorial in "The
Courier-Journal" of February v, said to be from
the pen of Colonel Watterson, alluding to a let
ter addressed to me by him and my reply in
June last, and to certain resolutions paused by
the Board of the Louisville and Nashville Rail
road Company as a result of a conwlderation of
this letter.
1 fee! that the inflamed condition of the pub
lic mind In Kentucky renders it unwim- to add
this correspondence rb a subject for controversy
at a time when cool reason would not be likely
to deal with it, nor do I feel quite prepared to
give publicity at this lime to Colonel Watter
son'B letter without his permission. I feel that
I should say, houev-r, that neither thy
spondence In question nor the course of the
company has furnished any justification for
Colonel Wattereon's •uumttu that 'the sale
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 190°
Purpose of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad
wrs, at every cost and hazard, to defeat the
election of Mr. William Goebel."
AUGUST BELMONT
oriXIOXS OF EMINENT JURISTS.
THK COURTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN KE
gORTED TO.
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TRIBUNX.]
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Replying to your telegram, just received,
I can see no reason for the present unfortunate
condition of affairs In Kentucky. The courts of
the State have ample powers Jp prevent the
usurpation of authority and to restrain illegal
action by the respective claimants. Their aid
should have been Invoked at the beginning of
the trouble. Neither party can afford or be per
mitted to resist their decrees.
S. LESLIE MESTREZAT,
Justice of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania-
Philadelphia, Feb. 5.
WHAT CITY JUDGES RAY.
Justice Frederick Smyth, of the Supreme Court,
was asked by a Tribune reporter yesterday for an
expression of opinion on the le^al aspects of the
Kentucky controversy. He said that he considered
it somewhat extraordinary that Governor Taylor
should change- the place of meeting of the Legislat
ure. He was sorry to see such a state of affairs
as at present existed in Kentucky, but could not
express an opinion regarding the Governorship, as
he was not sufficiently familiar with the facts and
the law In the case.
Justice Henry R. Beekman, of the Supreme Court,
said:
I do not know what the law of the State of Ken
tucky is or whether the processes of law have been
observed. Unless a man knows the facts and the
law both he cannot give nn opinion, and I do not
know either. I do not think it would be proper for
a Judge in another State to pass upon facts, of
which he knows nothing, about a law concerning
which he has not been^advlsed.
Justice David Leventrltt. of the Supreme Court,
paid he did not care to express an opinion on the
Kentucky controversy, and Justice Henry Blschoff.
of the Supreme Court, paid he was too busy with hla
court work to discuss the subject.
TAYLOR TELEGBAPHfI TO ROOSEVELT.
"ALL LIBERTY LOVING PEOPLE IN KEN
TUCKY HONOR AND LOVE YOU."
HE SAYS.
Albany, Feb. 5 (Special).— Governor Roosevelt
received an interesting telegram from Governor
Taylor of Kentucky to-night, in response to a
statement made by the former on Friday last In
support of the latter. Governor Roosevelt on
Friday said to The Tribune correspondent, in
reply to an inquiry on the subject:
Mr. Taylor is Governor by every princ.pto of
law and equity, and he and his followers must,
of course, resist to the last extremity the reck
less and unscrupulous conspirators who are en
deavoring to do by violence after election what
they failed to accomplish by the most scandalous
fraud prior to and during election.
The sole and undivided responsibility for all
bloodshed, past or to come, lies with those same
conspirators, and with all who in any way abet
them. ,
Under no circumstances whatever should there
be any backdown »by Governor Taylor and th«
lawful government authorities in Kentucky, and
they are entitled to the hearty backing of all
good and law abiding citizens throughout the
Union.
This is the only declaration yet made by Gov
ernor Roosevelt in regard to the conflict in Ken
tucky. There purported to be such a statement
from him in to-day's newspapers, sent out last
night from here, but to-day he declared tnat he
had never made this latter alleged statement—
that The Tribune's report of Saturday last of his
remarks about Governor Taylor contained all
he had yet said upon this subject. The Governor
naturally does not wisn remarks attributed to
him about Kentucky affairs which he never
made.
Governor Taylor thus telegraphed to Governor
Roosevelt:
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 5.
To Governor Roosevelt.
All liberty loving people in Kentucky honor
and love you. We are struggling for freedom.
W. S. TAYLOR.
SUPREME COURT BUSINESS.
APPLICATION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI
IN THE CARTER CASE MADE.
Washington, Feb. 6.— Abram J. Rose, representing
ex-Captain Oberlln M. Carter, to-day made a
formal application to the United States Supreme
Court for a writ of certiorari to be directed to <he
Circuit Court of Appeals to- the Hd Circuit. The
Court announced that It would consider the petition,
and ten day." were allowed for the Solicitor-General
to prepare a brief In opposition. If the petition is
granted the effect will be to bring the case to this
court for review.
The Supreme Court decided the controversy be
tween the United States and the Tennessee and
Coosa Railroad Company over the land grant of
that company in the State of Alabama. The Court
held that the decision of the Circuit Court of Ap
peals for the Vth Circuit had been correct in
awarding the land to the railroad company, so far
as the road had been completed, but It remanded
the case for further Investigation of the award
of the grant of six miles of the proposed road
which had not been completed within the t'me
rorjuired.
The Court adjourned until February 2«.
SIBLET NOW A REPUBLICAN.
THE PENNSYLVANIA CONGRESSMAN AGAIN
AROUSEB DEMOCRATIC WRATH.
Washington, Feb. 5. — In the House to-day Mr.
Slbley, of Pennsylvania, called down upon him
self the wrath of the Missouri Democrats by
reading a letter from a "former Democratic
member of the House from Missouri, who sup
ported the Chicago platform," indorsing the
speech he made a few days ago. He drew a
round of applause from the Republicans by tell
ing the Democrats that hereafter they could
consider his seat constructively on the Republi
can side.
Mr. Cochran, of Missouri, replied to Mr. Sibley
in a warm five minute speech.
COLONEL JACK CHINK DECLARES HIMSELF ON THE KENTUCKY SITUATION.
"I don't believe I need
any coal."
Frankfort correspondence of The Indianapolis
News.
Coior*l "Jack" Chlnn. racehorse man, ex-Con
federaie cavalryman, and a man about whom more
fairy tales have been told than any man In the
State of Kentucky, In wllinK the story of the
wrongs Democracy has suffered In the corncracker
State, makes some characteristic remarks:
It a a qualified outrage, sah. the way
we ye been treated 7 by the - — qualified cor
porations In this election. And, then, these moun
tain citizens' and their mass meetings. What rot!
To call those weevil brained ginseng diggers repre
sentatives of Kentucky manhood! Why. if any of
em ever was to eat two kinds of grub at one m«al
It would surprise his stomach so badly that he'd
have nervous prostration and die of the shock. Go
un there? Oh, no, 1 guess not. Not any for Jack
if any one was to offer me th« best coal mine In
>ne mountains and iay. 'Go up there, Jack, and
take charge of It.' Jack would •ay, 1 'Excuse me. but
FOLLOWING BRYAN S LEAD
MORE "ANTI-IMPERIALiSTiC" SPEECHES
IN BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS.
-. [BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TBIBBXE.] -
Washington, Feb. s.— Debate in both houses
of Congress to-day was pitched in the shrillest
••anti-imperialistic" key. In the popular branch
two eminent exponents of sentiment among the
Ozarks— Mr. Dinsmore. of Arkansas, . and
Champ Clark, of Missouri— 'nveighed at length
against the extension of American " sov
ereignty to the Philippines. Mr. Dlnsmore. the
ranking Democratic member of .the Foreign Af
fairs Committee, fell in line with Mr. Bryan's
leadership by declaring that the sole duty of
the United States In the Philippine Archipelago
•was to set up the machinery of government and
then turn it over to the Tagal insurgents. Mr.
Clark also argued in favor of evacuation, hon
orable or dishonorable. The only alternative to
abandoning the islands, he contended, was to
Incorporate them into the Union as ..full fledged
States, and the Missouri orator v exercised his
playful fancy in picturing the variegated ap
pearance of the House and Senate after the ad
mission of representatives from a down Tagal,
Vlsayan and Sulu commonwealths.
In the deliberative branch Mr. Caffery, of
Louisiana, entered another of his usual elabo
rate protests against the order of things either
as proposed or as existing. Mr. Caffery opposed
both the Wilson and the Dingley Tariff bills. He
voted against the war resolutions in 1898 and
against the ratification of the Treaty of Peace
with Spaijf in 1800. He fought the annexation of
Hawaii and .'has steadily opposed the construc
tion of the Nicaragua Canal. Naturally, the ex
tension of American influence and sovereignty
in the Far East appeals to him only ac a hair
brained departure from constitutional law and
strict cpnstructlonist National traditions. Mr.
Caffery spoke for several hours with much ear
nestness and vehemence, and had an interested
audience. :■ t
LET THEM GO., SAYS MR. CAFFERY.
• Mr. Caffery dissented from the proposition
that this country should take the Philippine
Islands, as proposed by Mr. Beveridge. He de
clared that the question was broadly presented
whether Congress could exercise sovereign
power and . jurisdiction over territory which
might be acquired by the United States Govern
ment. He quoted extensively from legal au
thorities in maintenance of his assertion that
the Filipinos were citizens of the United States
"entirely, completely, absolutely." "They became
so," he declared, "by the annexation of the
Philippines by the United States, and by the
fact that the flag of this Government floats over
those islands, as that flag carries its citizenship
wherever it floats."
Mr. Caffery maintained that in the Philippines
there was when the American forces arrived
there a Filipino Government— "a de facto gov
ernment, but that has been destroyed by fire
and sword, for the soldiers of the United States,
unequalled the world over in valor and military
skill, have vanquished the Filipinos."
He argued that whatever territory might be
acquired by the United States must be governed
by the limitations of the Constitution. Every
man living under the flag of the United States
was entitled to the rights and privileges guaran
teed by the Constitution and its amendments.
The Filipinos, therefore, were entitled to all th«
privileges guaranteed by the Constitution to the
citizens of the United States. "It is absolutely
assured in my mind," said hv. "that these out
lying possessions cannot i>3 Governed by the
capri( c or the unrestricted volition of Congress.
They must be governed in accordance with the
Constitution, or Congress will have to usurp
powers of government."
Mr. Caffery held in the course of his argu
ment that all governments derived their just
powers from the consent of the governed.
"Does that principle extead," Inquired Mr.
Spooner, "to inhabited territory conceded to the
United States as a war indemnity?"
"It does," replied Mr. Caffery, "because under
our Constitution and the Declaration of Inde
pendence we cannot wage a war of conquest."
"Then," persisted Mr. Spooner. "the Senator
thinks the acquisition of California from Mexico
at the close of the Mexican War was unconsti
tutional."
"I do not," replied Mr. Caffery.
"You think, then," said Mr. Spooner, "that we.
would be obliged to obtain the consent of the
people of the territory exacted as a war indem
nity?"
"I do," replied Mr. Caffery.
"Then," continued Mr. Spooner, pressing his
Idea still further, "we would have no authority
to take Puerto Rico if the Puerto Rlcans ob
jected?"
The Louisiana Senator declined to go so far
as to admit that proposition, but held that
wherever in territory acquired there was a gov
ernment or even a germ of nationality the
United States would have no right to govern the
people of that territory. "I believe." he de
clared, "that the Filipinos have a germ — a more
than germ of nationality, and I do not believe
we can kill to civilize or slau?hter them to give
them freedom."
CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED.
"Suppose," suggested Mr. Platt, of Connecti
cut, "that we should carry a war into Mexico
and that our forces should enter into and oc
cupy the country- Would we have to consult
the Mexicans as to what we should do with
the conquered territory?"
"Yes, sir," promptly replied Mr. Caffery.
Mr. Caffery pointed to England as a great na
tion which was rendered insecure by her co
lonial possessions. "She trembles," he said, "at
the spectre of the Russian Bear crossing the
Ural Mountains, and she may well tremble at
the attitude of the less than a million of people
in the Transvaal. There is no strength in these
extended possessions. The very moment we
take these Filipinos we have injected into our
system a poison that will inoculate our whole
body politic. I believe it was wicked and atro
cious to take these Filipinos into the United
"I have no desire to
have somebody pull a
sheet down off my face
and remark. 'Poor Jack,
poor fellow; how nat
ural he looks!' '*
"Certainly. I always "I
tote a gun! Here she any
isl" ,f, f j
mm d an y n c g oa"' 1110613 ' Wher * l am: l don>t bel '«™ «
"Certainly, i always tote a 'gun In mv hl D
pocket? Oh. no. That's too much of a giveaway
Here's where It Is. I can get at it there without
the surrounding population savin* . 'Look out
Chirm's ling a gun!' Then I can do a little bus 1
ttTvou knnu m "if T w nO , moun "«ln« for yJur" trufv.
Uo you know, If I was to start up there it wouldn't
be ten minutes before there " d be one "of those maun!
{ a , ll a ncr?.n er ?. with a XT >ulrre i rifle behind every juniper
bush along the big road. And lie',! be ,-rary to In
m 1m 1 . Ut h,,t a i D h m CraU «= funeral rl « ht off. too. Excuse
me; but I have no desire to have somebody pull v
sheet down off of my face and remark. 'Poor Jack,
poor fellow-hut h don't he look natural 1 ' It's all
right-It's a cinch-that I wan. ,«' mVo it ir Vloeb'
Governor In fact, and I'm goln 1 and'l).n' too i.
spite of all these blue bellle/bo •« and Da i' llle
w««» rr U li , thl> *'*?• y° u Know: I don't
want to Thi!'. ft ; ainfins at my housa if I cao'l
hear it. That's the way ft v with me."
States, an-1 under a Pecksnlffl&n pnllcrt" mur
der "and destroy them Un order to force upon
them American freedom." M
First stating in '.brief the proposition of Mr.
Caffery concerning the Filipinos. Mr ™«-£
Connecticut, asked: 'What, under the circum
stances, should we do?" . -
'.'Turn them lOOM as soon as we can get r a or
tnem," responded Mr. Caffery. "That would ( be
better for them, and infinitely belter for™.
"You think that is better for that people^ than
that we should try to bring them up tot ne en
Joyment and blessings and privileges of a ire
government?" asked Mr. Platt. nnnf . r
"I do" replied Mr. Caffery. "and the sooner
we can get rid of the embarrassment attendant
upon the ratification of the Paris Treaty tne
better It would be for the United States and for
the Filipinos." _ -._..
Without concluding his speech Mr. Carter*
yielded the floor. „ . ,„-
In the House the Diplomatic and Consular
Appropriation bill was under consideration. **
was' called up by Mr. Hltt, of Illinois, chairman
Of the Foreign Affairs Committee. It was im
possible to reach an agreement limiting the ae
bate as several members Indicated a l ' ur ??,*:
to discuss foreign questions In general. Mr. Hit
said he expected the foreign discussion to taKe
a wide range, and before this began he sum
marized the provisions of the bill.
Mr. Adams, of Pennsylvania, spoke in favor or
a reorganization of the Consular Service.
Before the debate began an effort was made
to pass a bill, looking to the appointment of an
expert commission to examine into the question
of the pollution of the water supply of cities, but
it was defeated. The Chicago members con
sidered that It was aimed especially at the Chi
cago Drainage Canal. -
HAWAII AX BILL AM EX PEP.
MAKING THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT COR
RESPOND TO PRACTICES IN
THIS COUNTRY.
Washington. Feb. s.— Several changes in the
Hawaiian bill were made by the House Com
mittee on Territories to-day, and in this form a
print of the bill as revised was ordered prepara
tory to reporting It to-morrow or next day. The
more Important changes to-day were those giv
ing to the President the appointment of Judges
of the Supreme Court, and allowing appeals to
the United Statea Secretary of the Interior in
cases involving the conveyance of pnblic lands.
The original bill gave the appointment of Judges
to the Governor, and the propriety of the change
was questioned by members of the Hawaiian
Commission, on the ground that the effect would
be to import Judicial office holders from the
United States.
The appeal allowed In land cases is analogous
to the practice in this country, and is a partial
concession to those who desired that the entire
public land administration of Hawaii be turned
over to the General Land Office.
Other changes previously agreed on and incor
porated in the final draft are those doing away
with all property qualifications for voters, and
making each branch of the Hawaiian Legislature
the Judge of Its own elections, instead of vesting
this power in the Supreme Court.
In the main, the changes are said to be toward
Americanizing the measure, by making the pro
posed form of Government conform to the prac
tices in this country.
HONORS FOR LAWTON .4.V/) LOO AS.
THEIR BODIES LIE IN STATE-THE FORMER AT
FORT AND THE LATTER AT CHICAGO.
Fort Wayne. Ind.. Feb. s.— The body of the late
Major-General Henry W. Lawton to-day lay In
state in this city, his former home. Thousands of
visitors came to the city from throughout the
northern part of Indiana, the public schools were
dismissed, many of the large manufacturing es
tablishments closed for a part of the day, and busi
ness was practically suspended.
The special train bearing the body, Mrs. Lawton
and her children, Major-General William R. Shaf
ter and staff, and the mlli-ary guard, arrived over
the Pennsylvania road from Chicago at 7:30 this
morning. At 3 o'clock a military and civic proces
sion marched to the Pennsylvania station, and
escorted the body to the rotunda of the Court
house, where the coffin is on view. The proces
sion was nearly a mile in length.
Chicago. Feb. o.— ln a coffin, draped with the
flag under which he was killed in the Philippines,
the body of Major John A. Logan lay in state
here to-day. A guard of veterans of the Civil War,
who had "fought under the dead soldier's father,
stood around the coffin, as those who wished to pay
a last tribute to the dead soldier filed through
Memorial Hall.
I^ater in the day the body was taken to the train,
and the journey to Youngstown. Ohio, the Logan
Home, was resumed. The funeral services will be
held in the Episcopal Church. In Youngstown,
Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Bishop Leonard,
of Cleveland, will officiate. The Logan Rifles will
participate in the ceremonies.
LAWTON'S PALLBEARERS CHOSEN.
Washington, Feb. 6.— Adjutant-General Corbln
was Informed to-day that the funeral train bearing
the bodies of General Lawton and Major Arm
strong will arrive In this city on Thursday. The
Navy and the Marine Corps will take part In the
ceremonies. A full battalion of marines, headed by
the Marine Band, has been assigned a place In
line, and a warship, probably the Dolphin, will fire
minute guns as the funeral procession passes over
the Aqueduct Bridge on Its way to the cemetery.
The selection of the honorary pallbearers was an
nounced by General Corbin to-day as follows:
Admiral Dewey, representing the Navy; Major-
Generals Miles. Brooke and Shafter. representing
the Army; Brigadier-General Breckinrldge, repre
senting the corps to which General Lawton be
longed; Mensrs. Hawley and Sewell. representing
the Senate; Mr. Hull, of lowa, and Messrs. Steeie
and Robinson, of Indiana, representing the House;
General J. M. Wilson, representing the Loyal Le
gion: Colonel Farnsworth, representing the Grand
Army of the Republic; Colonel Creighton Webb.
V. S. V., representing the officers on General Law
ton's staff in the Santiago campaign, and Colonel
M. E. Urell, representing the veterans of the Span
ish war and the District National Guard.
GOTERXMEXT OF PHILIPPINES.
MR. PAYNE INTRODUCES A BILL CONFER
RING POWER ON THE PRESIDENT.
Washington, Feb. 5. — Representative Payne, of
New-York, to-day introduced a bill similar in
terms to that of Senator Spooner, in relation to
the suppression of the Insurrection in the Phil
ippines, and giving the President power to regu
late affairs after the insurrection shall have
been suppressed, until otherwise provided by
Congress.
EXPLORERS BACK FROM COPPER RIVER.
RETURN OF LIEUTENANT HERRON AND A PARTY
WHO WERE THOUGHT TO BE LOST.
Washington, Feb. 5. -The Adjutant-General has
received a telegram from Assistant Adjutant-Gen
eral McCain, at Vancouver Barracks. Washington,
saying that Colonel Ray. at Fort Gibbon. Alaska,
reports the safe arrival there of Lieutenant Herron
and his party, who were supposed to have been lost
while exploring the Copper River country.
*
NOMIXATMSB BY THE PRESIDEST.
PROMOTIONS IN THE NAVY AND CIVIL APPOINT
MENTS.
Washington. Feb. s.— The President sent the fol
lowing nominations to the Senate to-day:
NAVY
Comma n<Vr J. F. MERRY, to be captain: Lieutenant W.
F. bTLLAM, to be lieutenant-Commander; Lieutenant
(Junior grade) H. H. CALDWELL. to be lieutenant:
Lieutenant-Commander V. R. HARRIS, to be a com
mander; Medical Inspector WILLIAM O. FAIUVEM.
to be a medical director; Surgeon D. X. BBRTO
. LETTS, to baa medical inspector; Pay Inspector rx
A. SMITH, to be a pay director: th» Rev. t* p.
REYNOLDS, of Maryland, to be a chaplain. v
TOAD. 'A. THOMSON, of Austin. Tux., to be Bu»«^
visor of the Census for th« Xth Dlatrlet of Texas.
JOSEPH O. SMITH, of Corto*. Col., to b* agent for »>•
• Indians of the Southern tlte Agency In Colorado. !
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REPUDLICAM CONGRESSIONAL. '""^ll
ORGANIZE 3— EARLY CONVEX. " j
T\<
Washington, Feb. 5 (Special)- Repm,,.,
Con seres* lonal Committee organized to-day Or it™ I
political campaign of 1900 by re-electing aa thai i
man Representative Hancock, of Wisconsin, ojkj! '}
■whoa* highly successful management th« cam I
palms of me and 1835 were conducted. Repr»j» "'" '
tatlvo Sherman, of New- York, was chosen Ttc«"
chairman of the committee, and Represent*
Overstreet, of Indiana, secretary. Colonel W B
Thompson, of this city, was re-elected treasor*
Mr. Babcock has proved his worth as a political
manager in recent Congressional contests, and hi.,
unanimous selection once more to direct the fl ? ij t
for the control of the lower house, is a lismacant
and well earned compliment. Under Mr. Babcock's
energetic management the Republican canvass wm
be pushed with all vigor and expedition possible.
To get an early start the committee recommends
that nominations be made in good season la ths>
various Congress districts. This resolution waa
•adopted at to-day meeting: • . , .
Whereas. In past years the committee has been"'"
embarrassed In many sections of the country br
iiV^i C wrFh*?» n % bavtns no re * ular organization to
deal with in such eves until it was too late to or
ganize an effective campaign ~ -3
Be It resolved. That In the interest of an effecttv-.
?^ls»t°«! U/*U /** 1111 * 11 * 11 . the early nominative:
candidates for Congress is earnestly recommended!
"The committee will begin work at once." said
Chairman Babcock. "and keep at It all spring and
summer." Permanent headquarters have not been
fi* l^ 1 /™ w V M ?. WIU not later with the pre
wTu^heTd Or o k n°Ma e h r mltte * Anoth<r —«■»
RELIC O F WA s Flf\' I CESTORS.
MAT BE BROUGHT FROM WILTSHIRE E.W. \MTJ,
TO THIS COUNTRY.
Washington. Feb. •">.— Representative Kahn. of San
Francisco, has received a letter from t>r. Robert
Davies, of that city, telling of th» sswessafM efforts
he has made to secure Trom England the gravestone
of Lawrence and Elizabeth. Washington. ancestor*
of George Washington, which he desires to have
deposited In the Washington Monument or the
Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Davtes located the.
stone in a churchyard in Wiltshire, and idenM^edft
by the family coat of arms. He has been nesMl
atinß with the parish authorities, and has fl] 2
overcome all obstacles to bringing the reltcs t»
America. Mr. Kahn will lay the matter befort th»
authorities here.
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